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The Horticulture Center

Philadelphia, PA View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
44 reviews
Up to 300 guests

About

Up to 300 guests

Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Horticulture Center is a garden wedding venue that boasts a modern exhibition hall and greenhouse. This unique venue is located in Fairmount Park with both indoor and outdoor spaces to host your wedding ceremony, reception, and rehearsal dinner. Built in 1979, the Center sits on the former Horticultural Hall, an 1876 Centennial Exposition Building. A portion of the event fees from renting the Horticulture Center benefits Fairmount Park Conservancy.

Facilities and Capacity
The Horticulture Center accommodates up to 300 people in this historic and elegant arboretum. The surroundings of the Center are beautiful no matter what time of the year with the green grass and gardens. You can choose to hold your event in the expansive open greenhouse that provides spectacular views of the lush and natural surroundings. There is also a modern exhibition hall to host a larger reception. A variety of smaller spaces, such as the gardens or reflecting pool, are ideal for more intimate gatherings. You can work with them to transform any of the spaces to fit your wedding style and tastes. There is parking, valet, and shuttle service available, and the Horticulture Center is wheelchair accessible and pet-friendly.

Services Offered
The Horticulture Center uses the Constellation Culinary Group as the venue’s exclusive caterer. You can work with them to craft custom menus for your wedding. They are dedicated to using locally-sourced products and paying attention to the details while providing flawless service to you and your guests. The dishes can be served as buffets, cocktail receptions, family-style meals, French service dinners, hors d'oeuvres, plated dinners, or stations. As well as catering, bar services are provided through an open bar with a variety of wine, beer, liquor, and specialty drinks served. STARR Events work with you on the planning of the wedding and has a talented team on-site on the day of your event to ensure everything runs smoothly. The Center provides the following items for your convenience:

  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Linens
  • Dance floor
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Garden
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Event Rentals
Pet Friendly

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August

44 Reviews

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Rated
4.9
out of 5.0
Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Liana B. Married on 10/30/2021
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    Magical Wedding

    Our wedding was at the Fairmount Horticultural Center in October. The day was absolutely magical! Every single detail came together in a way that absolutely exceeded every expectation that I ever had for my wedding! It was just perfect in every way. My family and friends couldn’t get over the space and how different it was from your typical wedding. I need to say that Gail helped us navigate moving our wedding due to Covid and answered every frantic email I had to finalizing the details. For the day of Adam Fisher was the MVP he was incredibly helpful and since I didn’t have a coordination stepped up on a huge way for us. I will forever be great full for the hard work and attention to detail for the whole team there! They made my day perfect and I didn’t worry about a single thing! Thank you from my husband myself and my whole family for an experience of a lifetime!
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    Juliana H. Married on 08/28/2021
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    A Fairytale

    The Fairmount Park Horticulture Center was the venue of our dreams. It combines the the feeling of nature with the security of a climate-controlled indoor venue. Gail and The Hort staff made our wedding day seamless and all of the details were exactly as we had desired. Though it was pricey, we felt it was deserved. My husband and I received countless compliments from our guests on how stunned they were with the venue and how special it felt compared to a typical venue. Thank you to all of the staff for making our day an absolute fairytale.

    Photography by Emily Wren & Associates
    Flowers by Belovely
    Lighting by Lumos
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    Eugene S. Married on 02/01/2021
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    Everyone had a great experience!

    As the father of the Bride, I hoped that the wedding would be everything that my daughter had envisioned. It was every bit of that and more...the quality of the food, service, decor and most of all, the professional manner in which Gail Ming and her staff provided a seamless, worry-free administering of the event...was perfection. But the proof is in the remarks of our guests...who were unanimous in their praise of the event.

Awards

  • 44
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Pricing

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100 North Horticultural Drive Philadelphia, PA, 19131
2678861472
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The Horticulture Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Horticulture Center?

The Horticulture Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Tables

At The Horticulture Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Horticulture Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

What are the most important characteristics of The Horticulture Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Horticulture Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Park

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Horticulture Center for wedding events?

The Horticulture Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Horticulture Center offer?

The Horticulture Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Horticulture Center offer for wedding events?

The Horticulture Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Event Rentals
  • Pet Friendly

What furniture and decorations does The Horticulture Center have available for wedding events?

The Horticulture Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Horticulture Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Horticulture Center is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in professionalism, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility and 4.7 in value.